How has wind, water and other weather shaped the Earth? And how long has it taken?
See dramatic rock and mountain formations and a giant stalagmite, and find out how they formed. Discover how stones change shape and explore interactive exhibits in the Restless Surface gallery.
Star specimens and exhibits
- frozen lightning captures in desert sand
- the ancient life that makes up limestone
- interactive displays showing how wind and water can turn sand into waves
- a tombstone sundial
- minerals borne from the sea
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